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Ontario College Diploma

Welding and Fabrication Technician

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

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Get the advanced knowledge you need to begin a welding career in two years.

Program Overview

Learn fundamental and advanced welding techniques

In the first year of your welding diploma, you'll get hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW). In second year, you'll learn advanced techniques including flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding. This diploma prepares you for structural and pipe/pressure vessel applications.

Work in specialty labs with the most experienced faculty in the GTA

Experience hours of hands-on learning in labs that mirror the professional welding workplace. You'll learn from the most highly certified welding faculty of any college in the Greater Toronto Area. Sheridan instructors bring decades of industry experience into their teaching. Small class sizes mean you'll get one-on-one mentorship with these instructors to help you succeed in class and at work.

Graduate ready for a welding apprenticeship

When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to begin an apprenticeship. You'll be able to apprentice as a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, millwright or sheet-metal mechanic. Sheridan's welding program has such a strong reputation that employers may decide you've fulfilled the requirements of a first-year apprentice and allow you to begin as a second-year apprentice instead.

Discover the best way to find welding and fabrication technician jobs

When you're in the classroom, you'll learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation and communicate effectively on the job.

You'll also study industrial practices in areas such as:

  • Metallurgy (chemical processes)
  • Safety
  • Blueprints and construction documents
  • Layout and fabrication
  • Trade calculations
  • Welding theory

Earn up to nine licences with the Canadian Welding Bureau

Our two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma provides opportunities for you to earn certifications with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). You may challenge structural steel tests in four welding processes to obtain up to nine licences. Sheridan welding students take their tests on campus at a discounted testing rate. It's one of the most affordable ways to get your welding certifications.

Explore your future welding lab

As a Welding and Fabrication Technician student at Sheridan, you'll work in specialty labs with industry-standard equipment. Curious to see inside? Take a virtual tour of a welding lab that you'll use as a student in this program.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ENGI16367 Welding Trade Safety 3
    ENGI19798 Blueprint Reading Fundamentals for Welders 3
    MATH13199 Mathematics for Welders 3
    ENGI14579 Welding and Cutting Processes 4
    ENGI17545 Structural Fillet Welding 5
    APPL19839 Computer Skills for Trades Professionals 3
    COMM15586 Industrial Workplace Preparation 3
    Total: 24
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ENGI10065 Metallurgy for Welding 3
    ENGI13672 Blueprint Reading Applications for Welders 3
    ENGI17370 Layout & Fabrication 3
    CADD13865 Concepts and Mechanical Applications - CAD 1 3
    ENGI19014 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
    ENGI10004 Structural Groove Welding with Backing in the Flat/Horizontal Positions 5
      General Education Course (Open) 3
    Total: 24
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    MATH20271 Trade Calculations for Welders 3
    CADD21473 CADD for Welding Fabrication 4
    ENGI20069 Structural Steel Layout & Fabrication 8
    ENGI25849 Structural Groove Welding with Backing in the Vertical/Overhead Positions 6
    General Education Course (Open) 3
    Total: 24
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ENGI22427 Rigging & Hoisting Operations 2
    ENGI29301 Pipe & Pressure Vessel Layout & Fabrication 8
    BUSM28874 Welding Operations Management 4
    ENGI27164 Open Root Welding in Pipe & Pressure Vessel Applications 6
    BUSM14998G Entrepreneurism – Concepts, Trends & Challenges 3
    ENGI29702 Non-Destructive Testing Procedures 3
    Total: 23

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Test

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Ontario College Diploma

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2 years (4 Semesters)

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Career Opportunities

After graduating from the two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma program, you'll be able to apply for a wide variety of jobs, such as:

  • Structural Steel Welder
  • Boilermaker
  • Steamfitter
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Millwright
  • Sheet Metal Mechanic
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Technologist

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Ontario College Diploma

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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Use safe practices in the welding environment related to personal conduct, use of tools and equipment and exposure to hazardous materials and conditions in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for industrial establishments.
  • Utilize blueprints and shop drawings to achieve specified weldment configurations.
  • Apply trade-related math skills to welding and fabrication including geometry, algebra, trigonometry, area, volume and ratio as well as calculations involving weights, loads and lifts.
  • Use the main thermal cutting, beveling, piercing and gouging processes common to the welding/fabrication environment to complete practical projects.
  • Perform hands-on, all position surface fillet and groove welds with backing using oxy-fuel (OFW), shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), flux core arc (FCAW) and gas tungsten (GTAW) welding processes and appropriate consumables and common materials of structural shapes and composition.
  • Perform open root welding on plate and pipe in all positions using SMAW and GTAW processes.
  • Correct weld discontinuities and fit errors, applying knowledge of metals, their properties and the impact of various processes on them.
  • Solve problems related to materials, tools, equipment and processes used in the welding/fabrication environment to acceptable industry standards.
  • Adhere to codes, standards and specifications relevant to each specific fabrication activity.
  • Apply appropriate distortion control and correction techniques to expansion and contraction forces when required in a given welding process.
  • Use the appropriate lifting, hoisting and rigging devices safely in welding and fabrication and according to weight calculations and configurations.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of time and costs using Word and Excel for a given welding/fabrication project.
  • Apply welding and fabrication industry knowledge and skills to meet expectations of Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) practical testing.
  • Perform preventative maintenance related to welding materials, tools and equipment.
  • Fabricate an item from initial sketches to completion and inspection according to given standards and tolerances.

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Ontario College Diploma

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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,746.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,732.50

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
  • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

    Specialized Courses
    • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
    • Mathematical Modelling
    • Graphics and Visualization
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Modelling & Simulation Methods
    • High Performance Software Design
    • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
    • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
    • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
    • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
    • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Skills employers are looking for

Sheridan’s Welding program brings you experienced and connected instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes, hands-on experience and practical training in welding techniques. A Welding certificate from Sheridan is highly regarded by local employers and can provide a springboard for other occupations.

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